FAQs for the Rugby World Cup 2023
Looking for information about the Rugby World Cup 2023? We’ve got you covered. We have the answers to all your burning questions about getting the best experience through the tournament.
Which stadiums are hosting the Rugby World Cup in France 2023?
Nine stadiums will be playing host to matches during the World Cup: Groupama/OL Stadium in Lyon, Stade Allianz Riviera in Nice, Stade Atlantique Bordeaux, Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, Stadium de Toulouse, Stade Geoffroy Guichard in Saint-Étienne, Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille and, finally, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille.
Check out our guides to all of the stadiums, their capacities and how to get there.
Which cities are hosting the Rugby World Cup in France?
Nine lucky cities will play host to the games, and the fans, through the season: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Denis (near Paris), Saint-Étienne and Toulouse.
Where is the most central location to stay for the Rugby World Cup 2023?
Where’s the cheapest place to stay for the Rugby World Cup in France?
Nice, Marseille and Lyon are consistently ranked amongst France’s most affordable holiday destinations, and it stands to reason they will also be a good choice for a budget-friendly rugby tour, too. If you’re keen to economise on your accommodation you could also consider camping or caravanning for a portion of your trip (or all of it, if you’re feeling adventurous!)
Where should I stay for the final of the Rugby World Cup in France 2023?
The final matches of the tournament will all be held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, so Paris or Saint-Denis are the obvious choices if you want to stay nearby. If Paris prices are a little out of budget, why not try somewhere like Chantilly or Chartres, both of which are within a short distance of the capital?
When does the 2023 Rugby World Cup start?
The first game of the tournament will kick off on the 8th September 2023, with France and New Zealand facing off at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.